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15 Delightfully Creamy Rumchata Recipes For Any Occasion

When it comes to cream liqueurs, Bailey’s tends to be the alcohol of choice, but if you’re a fan of cinnamon, there might be an even better option.

Did you ever eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch as a kid? Heck, we still enjoy this delicious cereal now as adults and for us, it’s not even so much the actual pieces that get us excited as the creamy, cinnamon-infused milk leftover at the end. 

Cream and cinnamon… What a great source of inspiration for a delightful liqueur… Oh right! This already exists!

Say hello to our friend “Rumchata.”

When you’re in need of a creamy treat and want to switch it up from the regular Bailey’s, Rumchata is a great alternative. 

At its core, Rumchata is a Caribbean rum-based cream liqueur that contains delicious notes of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s very sweet and can be enjoyed both on its own and in a fabulous cocktail. 

If you’re looking for the latter, look no further because we’ve come up with a list of the 15 top best Rumchata drinks of all time. 

Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, fruity, hot, or cold, with this diverse array of drinks, there’s something for everyone. 

So pull out your bottle of Rumchata and get shaking!

Best Rumchata Recipes: Quick Table 

Recipe CaloriesPreparation Time 
Rumchata White Russiann/a5 min 
Banana Rumchata Colada n/a5 min 
Almond Snickerdoodle Cocktail 342 (per serving)2 min
Rumchata Iced Latten/a5 min
Rumchata Creamsicle Mimosan/a5 min 
Caramel Rumchata Milkshaken/a3 min
Rumchata Coconut Snowflake Cocktail 298 (per serving)5 min
Santa Panties 148 (per serving)5 min
Lemon Coco-Chata 507 (per serving)5 min
Rumchata Vanilla Chai Tean/a5 min
Abominable Snowman Cocktailn/a2 min 
Rumchatatini 243 (per serving)2 min 
Rumchata Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini 444 (per serving)5 min
Rumchata Hot Cocoa Cocktail 442 (per serving)2 min
Frozen Rumchata Strawberry Lemonade n/a5 min

1. Rumchata White Russian

Looking for a cocktail to up your coffee game? 

The White Russian is a classic drink that contains only four simple ingredients: Kahlua, Rumchata, vodka and half & half or heavy cream. 

Kahlua is the perfect liqueur to mix with Rumchata not only because it’s also a cream-based drink but also because its coffee flavors pair really well with the sweet cinnamony components of Rumchata. 

Next time you go to make your afternoon pick-me-up, why not try a Rumchata White Russian instead?

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

2. Banana Rumchata Colada

Rumchata tends to be a liqueur associated with winter due to its creamy and spicy flavor profile. 

A great way to make your Rumchata summer-ready is by adding a fun, fruity flare, and the Banana Rumchata Colada does just that. 

This delightful cocktail is full of tropical flavors and will have you sipping on a summer oasis in no time. 

To achieve the Banana Rumchata Colada, you will need four ingredients: 1 banana, rum or banana rum, Rumchata and cream or coconut milk.

To really feel like you’re on vacay and to imitate a traditional Pina Colada, we highly recommend the coconut milk!

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

3. Almond Snickerdoodle Cocktail

In our world, dessert comes first, so when we’re introduced to a new dessert cocktail, there’s no way we’re passing up the chance to try it. 

Snickerdoodles are an iconic cookie that not only taste great when eaten but also when they’re consumed as a beverage! 

This Almond Snickerdoodle Cocktail, for example, mimics the snack by incorporating just two ingredients: Amaretto and Rumchata, for a taste of both the sweet and cinnamon flavors of the traditional Snickerdoodle, as well as an additional nutty twist.

Calories: 342

Total Preparation Time: 2 minutes

4. Rumchata Iced Latte 

Are you more of a cold coffee kind of person? Then you’re in the right place!

Iced lattes are great for when you want your caffeine kick but also need something refreshing. I mean, hot coffee during the summer heat? No, thank you!

Now, while a classic iced latte is great, taking it up a notch with a little booze is perfect for getting into relaxation mode

And what better way to achieve that than with a delightful splash of Rumchata?

Sweet, creamy caffeinated goodness? Who can say no to that?

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

5. Rumchata Creamsicle Mimosa

Whether it’s for brunch with friends or an evening alone on the patio, you can’t go wrong with a Mimosa.

Mimosas are typically made with orange juice and champagne. This classic blend is foolproof, but if you want to change things up a bit, adding in a little Rumchata will give your bubbly Mimosa a delicious creamy and spicy twist!

So start popping bottles because this creamsicle-inspired treat is one you’re not going to want to miss!

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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6. Caramel Rumchata Milkshake

Take a break from summer cleaning and enjoy a delicious and decadent Caramel Rumchata Milkshake.

Caramel and Rumchata pair wonderfully together, and who doesn’t love a milkshake?

To achieve this cocktail, simply mix together vanilla and caramel ice cream, Rumchata and salted caramel syrup and you’re done!

If the kiddos are around, don’t worry. You can easily make a child-friendly version of this milkshake by swapping out the Rumchata for milk. 

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 3 minutes

7. Rumchata Coconut Snowflake Cocktail

Have you ever wondered what a tropical Christmas would be like?

We’ve all heard the stories of Santa surfing to deliver presents, but what about the drink menu?

If we had to take a guess, we’d suspect something like this. 

The Snowflake Cocktail contains Rumchata, peppermint schnapps and coconut rum for the perfect festive drink that tastes like Hawaii but looks like the North Pole. 

Don’t forget to add some powdered sugar around the rim of the glass to really bring the winter wonderland vision to life!

Calories: 298

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

8. Santa Panties

Speaking of the holiday season, this shot recipe is just what you need to bring your Christmas party to the next level!

Santa Panties are a mixture of grenadine, Rumchata and Kahlua. 

Rumchata and Kahlua are a classic duo and the addition of grenadine helps to provide a sweet, fruity element to the overall flavor, as well as give the shot a much-needed festive red hue. 

With an irresistible taste and cool layering technique, this drink checks all the boxes. 

Calories: 148

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

9. Lemon Coco-Chata

For a bright and cheerful summer drink that is as creamy and sweet as it is refreshing, this Lemon Coco-Chata is perfect. 

Rumchata can be quite heavy on its own, so adding a citrus liqueur, such as Limoncello, will provide your cocktail with a light and zesty finish. 

To enhance your drink even further by adding a lovely tropical element, throw some coconut milk into the mixture as well. 

Trust us, you won’t be able to get enough of this dreamy blend!

Calories: 507

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

10. Rumchata Vanilla Chai Tea

As the weather starts to shift towards cooler temperatures, warmer drinks become more and more prevalent on our drink menus

For a drink that will be sure to warm your insides when the chill really sets in, this creamy and aromatic Rumchata Vanilla Chai Tea is a great option. 

This recipe is like an adult dessert in a mug. It has all the spices and sweetness you could want during the autumn season, plus an added boozy bonus. 

Pull out your coziest blanket, fav book and sip on a little Rumchata Vanilla Chai tea!

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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11. Abominable Snowman Cocktail

There’s nothing like a festive, icy blue drink to elevate a winter party and this recipe is giving all of the winter wonderland vibes you could want. 

The Abominable Snowman is an iconic seasonal film that acts as the perfect inspo for a fun and creative cocktail. 

With only two ingredients, including blue cream soda and Rumchata, this recipe is not only super tasty but also super easy!

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 2 minutes

12. The Rumchatatini

With its creamy texture and spicy, warm flavors, Rumchata is the perfect fall beverage. 

For an elegant and tasty autumn drink that incorporates this decadent liqueur, try out this Martini variation. 

The Rumchatatini mixes brandy and apple cider with Rumchata to create the perfect boozy blend of fall flavors that will be sure to impress your guests. 

Calories: 243

Total Preparation Time: 2 minutes

13. Rumchata Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini

Compliment your Pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving with this creamy and delicious dessert cocktail. Or, skip the baking altogether and simply serve up these babies!

The Rumchata Pumpkin Cheesecake Martini is extra sweet and, with three different types of alcohol (Rumchata, pumpkin liqueur and vanilla vodka), extra strong too!

Calories: 444

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

14. Rumchata Hot Cocoa Cocktail

Make your hot chocolate a little more interesting by adding a boozy boost!

Rumchata is the perfect liqueur to add to hot cocoa because of its creamy texture and this recipe uses an additional hint of vanilla for even more flavor. 

If you love peppermint, try swapping out the regular Rumchata for their Peppermint Bark blend!

Calories: 442

Total Preparation Time: 2 minutes

15. Frozen Rumchata Strawberry Lemonade

When that hot summer sun hits, there’s nothing better than a cold lemonade- well, that was until this Rumchata Strawberry version came along!

Strawberry lemonade provides a delightful tart element to the rich and creamy Rumchata and is even better when combined with a little vanilla vodka. 

Get your sunlounger out because this cocktail is all about relaxation!

Calories: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Rumchata?

Rumchata is a cream liqueur made with Caribbean rum, Mexican spice, fresh dairy cream from Wisconsin, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar. 

Rumchata contains an alcohol level of 13.75% ABV, making it an ideal drink for people who want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage without being knocked on their feet. 

What Does Rumchata Taste Like?

Rumchata is creamy and sweet and contains notes of vanilla and cinnamon. The rum base adds an extra hint of sweetness without being too overbearing. 

Rumchata is often compared to Bailey’s, however, it differs in that it possesses an additional cinnamon flavor. 

Rumchata is also frequently described as being similar to the milk leftover in the bowl after eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 

Can You Drink Rumchata Straight?

Absolutely! Rumchata’s creamy and sweet flavors are perfect for drinking straight up. Simply pour some into a glass with ice cubes and enjoy!

Do You Need To Refrigerate Rumchata?

If you like a refreshing drink, then we definitely recommend this. Otherwise, just make sure to keep your bottle of Rumchata at room temperature or below as well as tightly sealed. 

What Mixes Well With Rumchata?

The best mixers to complement the cinnamon and vanilla hints in Rumchata include:

  • Chocolate 
  • Coffee
  • Sodas
  • Caramel
  • Whipped Cream
  • Vodka
  • Rum 
  • Fireball
  • Ice cream

15 Delightfully Creamy Rumchata Recipes For Any Occasion 

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